There is no denying that we all desire to make our homes more beautiful and more comfortable to live in. We would scroll through Pinterest for amazing home makeover projects that tend to be just as expensive and we would often feel defeated. But don’t give up just yet!
Giving your home a new feel and look doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. There are a lot of ways you can update and improve your home’s image without breaking your bank. Today we will provide you with six renovation projects that are affordable and easy to do. You’re probably already excited to repaint your bedroom walls or cabinets, so let’s get started!
- Before Anything Else, Reorganize
Reorganizing your space is a crucial step to realizing your home’s maximum utility. After you reorganize, you might suddenly realize that you actually don’t need a renovation project after all.
You might own some shelves or cabinets that take up too much space in your kitchen or bedroom. Replacing these things with more ergonomic cabinets and shelves will save you time and energy. Remember to give extra space in your kitchen so people can move around with ease. A kitchen doesn’t need new equipment to be beautiful. Sometimes, a little space can make all the difference.
- Light It Up
In common areas where people would always spend time together like the living room and the kitchen, it’s always a good idea to bring in all possible light to reduce energy consumption.
If your room has plenty of windows, feel free to keep them open during a nice weather. You can also decide to buy new curtains that go well with your taste and the style of your room. However, if your room doesn’t have a window, consider installing one. Or better yet, a tubular skylight will do.
- Go Crazy With Recycling
Renovation projects don’t always have to mean new supplies, fixtures, and building materials. You’ll be able to save tons of money if you recycle some of these things. Although some builders may raise a brow about using recycled items as they are guaranteed to be more sturdy and give you the best results, you can use recycled items for small renovation projects that do not pose any health and safety hazards.
- Plan Ahead And Future-Proof
Getting pre-finished supplies and materials can be costly, but it will save you time and energy because you no longer have to do the painting yourself. Choose weatherboards, decking boards, and skirting that have already been primed and then painted. Prefabricated wall finish is a good idea, too. The initial cost of these supplies might hurt at first, but in the long run, you’ll realize you actually saved more. If you choose to do it your way and have a professional finish the job, some painters in Sydney can work with your renovation budget – big or small.
- Do A Light Bulb Check
Old and outdated halogens should no longer be used as much as possible. If you still have those at home, consider replacing them with a wall or ceiling mounted light fixtures as they do not consume that much energy and they give off a brighter light. LED bulbs are also known to last for a long time. This way, you’re hitting two birds with one stone – renovating and saving money. Awesome, right?
- Please Don’t Ever Move The Toilet
Or the sink. It takes time, effort, and money to rearrange these things. But if your renovation plans would really work better if they are moved, you should consider upgrading your pipes, too. Replacing your tiles with clean whites is the normal path anyone would go to, but if you have the budget to spare for stylish blacks, then, by all means, go for them.
Over To You
Here are just some of the easy and budget-friendly renovation projects you can do. If you’re going the DIY way, be sure to take extra care around tools. We don’t want you hurt because that’s going to cost you a lot more. Do you have any other tips you can share with us? Let us know in the comments section!
Kristoffer Canimo is a Manila-based freelance writer who strictly cannot start his day without coffee. When he’s not writing, he spends his time reading various topics like architecture, home design and renovation, gardening, and the paranormal. He writes for A ONE Korean Painting.